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2859 Owners 24 Mar 2017 04:20 #426

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Not Fritz or green but will report on what I have. I have the 700 but wish I had bought the 1000. 700 works fine just wish I had a little more pull. The rode is 600' of 8 plait (spelling) and 40' of chain. I have had 95% of it out many times. When retrieving I have to have some one in the V berth and reach into the anchor locker to spread it out but there is more than enough room. If and when I ever replace the rode and chain I will go with 60' of chain.
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2859 Owners 24 Mar 2017 13:17 #427

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You have access to the locker from the v birth on a 2859? Did you cut an access hatch from inside? Been thinking about that myself as the rode piles up and causes issues.

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2859 Owners 24 Mar 2017 16:01 #428

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I went with 50'x1/4"& 300' x1/2" 8 plait. My rode drops in the middle of the locker and haven't had any problem. I bought the 1000 and changed the gypsy to give me the extra room Instead of the 9/16" & 5/16"

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2859 Owners 24 Mar 2017 16:18 #429

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sketch96 wrote: You have access to the locker from the v birth on a 2859? Did you cut an access hatch from inside? Been thinking about that myself as the rode piles up and causes issues.

My anchor locker is a small deck compartment on the starboard side bow (better used as a beer cooler) I'm planning to buildi a deticated anchor locker into the forward portion of the v birth so I have enough fall for the rode. Was thinking a minimum of 150'-200' of 1/2" 8 plait spliced to 100' of 1/4" chain.

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builderdude wrote: Fritz & green you both have the horizontal type windlass (Looks like the Lewmar pro series) Ill be installing a windlass soon and am considering the Lewmar pro series 700
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1-How much rode fall do you guys have from the underside of the deck to the bottom of the anchor locker or to the top of the rode pile?
2-What length is your rode and how much of it is chain?
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I do not know how much line or chain I have. I have not used it yet. The previous owner installed it, its new. I disconnected the wiring from the battery because it wasn't working and there was about 20' of extra positive coiled up before hooking to the battery. It's also only the diameter of an extension chord (sorry can't recall the ga) so I might upsize it.

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2859 Owners 25 Mar 2017 05:50 #431

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Yes I cut a hole and cut a piece of 1/4 ply wood and then cover it with upholstery. It fits between the padded rail across the front of th v birth and the ceiling and says in place. Makes it nice to access the anchor locker in ruff water when you do not want to go out on the front deck.

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2859 Owners 25 Mar 2017 22:05 #432

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SomeSailor wrote: Yep. It's easier than you'd think. Great time to change that stinky hose while you're in there.

Find the screws the hold the throttle quadrant panel in place. They're hidden in the folds of the vinyl. Once lose, you can set that panel aside and there's your vent, suction hose and it's an AWESOME time to add a charcoal filter to the vent line AND REPLACE IT with a bigger tube. It's easy to get to once you get the panel down and an awesome opportunbity to change that length of hose from there to the tank.

Loose the screws that hold down the deck fitting... cut the hose about a foot below the deck. Disconnect the tank end and buy yourself about a foot more than those two pieces. To reinstall attach one end to the deck fitting and then lower the other in through the hole in the deck. Seal the fittting with 3M sealant reattach to the macerator or tank.

Easy Peasy...

Just following up on this. I pulled the vent and sure enough, it was completely plugged.
Wasnt able to replace the vent hose since I would hve had to remove both the drain tubes just to get to it - and if you recall, my tank was full.
So I just checked it as well as I could holding a light behind it. No apparent blocks.
Took it over to the pump out this morning, and voia! I now have an empty tank!!
Only downside was that I got run into by a buy trying to get his boat over to the liift. Shoulda known it was going to get dicy when I saw his wife and buddy both standing guard with the hook sticks...it was fairly windy and they were very inexperienced (I'm pretty much a noob myself - I woulda probably bumped something if I hadnt had the thruster).

Oh, and just for passing on data - the vent hose that fit mine was a standard clear 5/8" ID hose from Home Depot.

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2859 Owners 27 Mar 2017 15:26 #433

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To the winch question, I have 600 foot of 1/2 inch line and 30 foot of chain and yes it needs to be guided in to the locker, thinking of changing to one of the winches shown on a earlier post, the black water hose replacement is on the list, has anyone had problems with the Tank? :cheer:

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2859 Owners 28 Mar 2017 00:34 #434

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Fritz, So far no, fingers crossed. I do add 1/2 gal rv antifreeze to the empty tank for the winter hopefully it's enough. that is when I remember to do it. Our winters are cold but so is Alaska. Flemming

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2859 Owners 28 Mar 2017 15:24 #435

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Yes and Montana. Building a bilge pump mount for Skeeter, so he can move it to a new location. He is on the mend and will sop by end of April traveling North so I will see him then.

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Alaskan Spirit why do you want 60' of chain??
When I was in Cook Inlet I have 45' of chain and held well.
I have 45' chain and 600' of 1/2" med lay nylon rode line and hold good, but there's not a lot of current where I fish now.
Go with the bigger Lewmar 1000 and you won't be sorry. I tried going cheap and got the Power Winch 41 it gets my ground tackle back in the chain locker but sometimes it's a real b---h... Fritz can confirm my story.
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:( i am bored bored bored and it's just starting. I had back surgery last friday the 24th and Dr say's I can't do anything for 2 weeks....
I have some stuff to get ready to take to the boat in Alaskan and here I set wasting time healing up.
I have to install my new engine as soon as I get there, thank goodness I have a grandson that is a good mechanic to do most of the work.
Thanks to Fritzman he's making me a bilge pump bracket so I can put pump water under engine.
I have another friend coming up top polish boat. He was going to drive up with me but he's had a DUI several years ago so he can't into Canada so here I go driving alone again. :(
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skeeter I have had several times when I drag anchor, fishing 150' and 400' of 8 plait rode out. I have the Bruce anchor 23 lb. I just thought that a little more chain would help me. I have been thinking about putting a 10lb canon ball on my chain and see if it helps, but think it would be a real pain to put on and take off all the time.

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There are some places that the anchor just won't hold. One of my favorite halibut holes I can't hold if there is any current it's just to hard of a bottom,
Hopefully the extra 15 ft of chain will do the trick for you. as for the canon ball I agree that it would be more of a headache than useful.
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Alaskan Spirit wrote: skeeter I have had several times when I drag anchor, fishing 150' and 400' of 8 plait rode out. I have the Bruce anchor 23 lb. I just thought that a little more chain would help me. I have been thinking about putting a 10lb canon ball on my chain and see if it helps, but think it would be a real pain to put on and take off all the time.


That's a fairly light anchor for this size of boat isnt it? I've been told I should get something in the 35-40 ish range.

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I agree that it seem light, but Ithink specs say it will hold up to a 30' boat. I have a 33lb Bruce but it is too big for my anchor roller.

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2859 Owners 30 Mar 2017 20:28 #442

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I just bought a 22lb rocna and it was good for a 23 to 36ft boat. Not sure how a Bruce compares.

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I have a question about installing a thru hull water intake for my 7.4l.

The hull looks like it's an inch thick. Do I really need a backing block between the flanged seacock I have? The flange on the seacock is round not triangular and a half inch thick. Quite large. If the thru hull and flange sit square to each other I'm thinking of using 1" lag bolts and sikaflex to attach straight to the hull a7nd not having anything drilled straight through the hull other than the thru hull hole itself. To me this eliminates one seam altogether that could potentially leak if the backing block is not epoxied or sealed perfectly to the hull. The seacock is pretty heavy duty looking and the hull is plenty thick.

I should mention also that the thru hull is also screwed to the hull from the outside in 4 spots. Pretty solid install I think.

Any thoughts on this?


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2859 Owners 30 Mar 2017 21:19 #444

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Bottom pic looks to be the Mercruiser sea water pick up...
Yes I would.

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Ruffryder wrote: Bottom pic looks to be the Mercruiser sea water pick up...
Yes I would.

Me too, spread the load & gives you something to bolt the seacock to. Use plenty of urethane on the pick up.

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The bottom pic is like the one I'm using. Groco 1 1/4" clamshell scoop strainer. Not sure what you mean by the mercruiser sea water pickup?

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sketch96 wrote: The bottom pic is like the one I'm using. Groco 1 1/4" clamshell scoop strainer. Not sure what you mean by the mercruiser sea water pickup?

Did you get rid of the mercruiser water pump?
Mine was leaking when I bought the boat so I trashed it and put a Johnson on the flywheel. I'm still using the mercruiser intake though.

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sketch96 wrote: The bottom pic is like the one I'm using. Groco 1 1/4" clamshell scoop strainer. Not sure what you mean by the mercruiser sea water pickup?


I don't either :lol: Buck Algonquin was what I meant to say...good quality stuff

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2859 Owners 31 Mar 2017 17:11 #449

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My boat has a through hull for engine cooling installed, this in how I did the mounting plate manly I don't like mounting blocks out of wood there prone to rot and than the works is loose and could leak, so I fabled up a 6X6 X3/4 Inch fiberglass block drilled the holes for the 1 1/2 inlet and the 3 mounting holes than on what was to be the bottom a counter sunk area was reamed out to install 3 nuts, the nuts where epoxied in, to hold things lined up bolts where threaded in to the nuts, Threads waxed keeps things from sticking that would be a problem, after the curing I cleaned up the bottom and did a dry fit with adjustments the epoxied the block down and installed the valve and scoop, will add a picture during the plumbing phase.

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fritzman wrote: My boat has a through hull for engine cooling installed, this in how I did the mounting plate manly I don't like mounting blocks out of wood there prone to rot and than the works is loose and could leak, so I fabled up a 6X6 X3/4 Inch fiberglass block drilled the holes for the 1 1/2 inlet and the 3 mounting holes than on what was to be the bottom a counter sunk area was reamed out to install 3 nuts, the nuts where epoxied in, to hold things lined up bolts where threaded in to the nuts, Threads waxed keeps things from sticking that would be a problem, after the curing I cleaned up the bottom and did a dry fit with adjustments the epoxied the block down and installed the valve and scoop, will add a picture during the plumbing phase.


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